asthma-inhalers

OTC Asthma Inhalers

Over The Counter Rescue/Control Inhalers

Dulera
Type:Control
Manufacturer:Merck & Co.
Substance:Mometasone + Formoterol
Dosage:100/5, 200/5
Avg Price:$228

The drug Dulera, also known as Mometasone and Formoterol, is an inhaler that contains Formoterol, a long-acting bronchodilator, and Mometasone, which is a corticosteroid. The combination of these active substances prevents the development of the respiratory tract inflammation.

Dulera is used as a combined drug within children and adults. Taking this drug will not lead to a complete recovery. It is intended to control your disease.

Dulera is not the drug for a complete curing asthma attacks. Do not use the only medicine Formoterol, as it may cause severe side effects and even death. However, in combination with Mometasone the risk of such side effects doesn’t increase.

If you notice that the medication doesn’t work, or if your breathing problems became worse, you should seek medical help.

If you are allergic to Formoterol, don’t use Dulera and Mometasone. Taking Mometasone may affect your immune system. It is necessary to tell your doctor if you have ever had the following diseases: liver diseases, glaucoma and cataract, diabetes, seizures, osteoporosis, heart diseases, allergy to any drugs, liver problems, weak immune system, aneurysm, adrenal tumor.

The drug’s effect on an unborn child has not been studied. If you plan a pregnancy, if you are pregnant, or if you use Dulera during a breastfeeding period, inform your doctor about it.

Method of Application and Dosage

Using the drug, follow the instructions for a safe medication use and instructions for filling the inhaler with the drug. Remember that Dulera inhaler is only used to relieve the symptoms and control the disease. If you think that your drug does not work, consult your doctor.

After each inhalation, rinse your mouth with water. Your symptoms may improve after at least one week of using the drug. Use only the drugs that your doctor has prescribed to you. Never change the dose yourself, as only your doctor can do this if there are any medical indications.

The drug should be stored at room temperature in a dry, cool, dark place inaccessible to children.

As for the drug dosage, for adults, the usual dosage is two inhalations two times a day. The medication dosage in one inhalation is 5 mcg of Formoterol and 200 mcg or 100 mcg of Mometasone.

As for children, the child dose of Dulera for asthma is two inhalations two times a day. The drug can be used only by children older than 12 years. The medication dosage in one inhalation contains 5 mcg of Formoterol and 200 mcg or 100 mcg of Mometasone.

Side Effects

If you notice any signs of an allergy after taking Dulera, seek medical help immediately. The drug may cause the following side effects: breathing disorder, shortness of breath; problems with eyes; increased heart rate, chest pain, severe anxiety; low level of potassium: strong thirst, constipation, limb numbness and tingling, weakness in the muscles of the legs; white spots in the mouth and throat, ulcers; chest pain; high blood sugar: hunger, dry mouth, severe thirst, increased urination, drowsiness, weight loss; signs of infection: body pain, chills, nausea, vomiting, fever, severe fatigue; worsening of asthma symptoms.

Common side effects may include: cold symptoms, cough, sore throat, sniffy nose, severe headache.

The list of the side effects above is not complete. If you want to know more about possible side effects, you should contact your doctor. Ask your doctor about the substances, which affect Dulera and interrupt its positive action and do not take them, when using this drug.

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